RWAS Dates 2019
Some of our younger members are part of this can you spot them…. WBCPBA very proud of them.
Next committee meeting 11am 26th January at Garth Mill – any items you want raised please let us know or come along
HELP We are need volunteers to help on the stand at the Winter Fair 26 & 27 Nov
Phill Palmer from Palmers Upland Cider has been in touch with the following message for our members:
“hello folks. i run a small cyder company in rogerstone near newport. we have bags of crushed apples and pears bagged up and ready for piggies to eat. between now and xmas we will get through about 10 tonnes of fruit. if anyone is interested in taking some, message me to arrange collection. bags will be left on my driveway so you could call at your convenience. diolch.”
Practical demonstration with Bob Stevenson MRCVS 19/5/18 and 20/5/18: 12:30 – 13:30
One to one sessions available over the weekend:
1) Pig Health and Welfare – Bob Stevenson MRCVS
2) Marketing pork from Wales – Kirstie Jones, Hybu Cig Cymru
3) Practicalities of keeping pigs – Barbara Warren
Join Farming Connect at the Royal Welsh Spring Festival for top tips on pig health and management. Take this opportunity to learn from experts in the industry.
Come and join us at the Royal Welsh Spring festival on the 19th/20th May 2018. There’s lots to see and a programme of talks and workshops. Something for everyone, whether you are new to pig keeping or an old hand! The breed stands are a recent addition to the show and hopefully breeders will be on hand to chat to you about the different breeds and answer any questions you may have.
Royal Welsh Spring Festival starts on Saturday.
Lots on the cards- Large number of pigs in the show, Farming Connect have a series of demonstrations with our president Bob Stevenson, Our stand will be dispensing teas and coffee and we have activities for children.
Members can collect a free membership card entitling them to free refreshments at all the shows we attend.
AND, we are launching our Junior pig handling competition ending with the championship at the Winter Fair. We have Pig Agility back by popular demand.
We will have a folder with pigs for sale in it. If you have any for sale, please bring photo and description on A4 sheet and a poly pocket awaits.
On Saturday evening we have a get together at the stand from 5.30 onwards with a shared buffet. Bring a chair, drink and food to share. We will have some entertainment-. See you all there!!
Wales & Border Counties Pig Breeders Association
Sunday 28th February 2016 – Pig Keepers Education Day
For all pig keepers, new and experienced.
FULL DAY TRAINING & VISITS INCLUDING LUNCH
Meet at Leysters Village Hall HR6 OHP, 10.30 for 11am
Followed by discussion & questions
TWO-COURSE LUNCH in Village Hall, then
FARM VISIT to WELSH PIG BREEDING UNIT
SEPARATE VISIT TO FINISHING UNIT
Ending about 3.30pm
Please wear CLEAN footwear suitable for a farm walk
Cost for the day, including lunch and refreshments –
Members of W&BC PBA £10,
Non-members £25 (includes a year’s subscription to W&BC PBA)
Places must be booked in advance –
Dave Lang 01597 860211 / Chris Bemand 01568 750461
(To book and/or for more details)
The day includes: –
Introduction to pig keeping, regulations, health & safety,
breeding, AI, showing, tattooing, notching, and more
‘Wanted! Suppliers of free range pork for salami business in Longtown, Herefordshire.
We are looking for cutting weight to bacon weight pigs, must be raised to high welfare standards. Please find more information about us at www.jakescuredmeats.com‘